Self-Governance Could Be the Answer for Initial Coin Offerings

– August 21, 2017

The rise of blockchain technology and associated cryptocurrencies is creating both exciting funding opportunities for young companies and potential regulatory battlegrounds.

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Smart Contracts as Pre-Commitment Devices on a Blockchain

– August 18, 2017

Smart contracts are highly useful in many cases where contracting parties lack a strong ex post enforcement mechanism (like a court system) and need to pre-commit to not defrauding or otherwise taking advantage of each other when executing a contract.

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Blockchain and Banking, Part One

– August 16, 2017

Banks are starting to look more closely at how they can use blockchain technology.

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New Developments on Blockchain Gold

– August 14, 2017

Royal Mint Gold could allow individual investors to own and trade gold with far greater efficiency than is currently the case.

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Why a “Blockchain Bubble” Might Be a Good Thing

– July 31, 2017

Some types of bubbles can have long-term economic benefits.

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Initial Coin Offerings Going Way Beyond Small Change

– July 27, 2017

Trends in crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies are converging into a mechanism catapulting cash-poor young companies and fashioning a new financing landscape.

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The Future Is Now: Europe’s Power Market to Start Blockchain Trading This Year

– July 24, 2017

Some of Europe’s biggest electricity operators plan to start trading on a blockchain platform before the end of this year, although a collision with the European Union’s regulatory apparatus remains a possibility. E.ON, Enel, and Engie are among the co …

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Blockchain Technology Could Power Driverless Cars

– July 21, 2017

Blockchain technology could be essential to making the cars of the future run.

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Tradeoff Between Decentralization and Scale Puts Bitcoin to the Test

– July 21, 2017

With the meteoric rise of Bitcoin over the past few years, the seams of the system have begun to strain.

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The Regression Theorem: In Light of Bitcoin

– July 19, 2017

Contra Mises, explicit coordination might be used to launch an intrinsically worthless item. Such a view is in line with standard models of money employed by economists today. Coordination also seems to have played a role in launching bitcoin.

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Economic Development on the Blockchain

– July 18, 2017

Blockchain technology introduces a portfolio of options that may enable critical steps toward economic development.

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Counterrevolution: Bitcoin Startups Stifled by Regulation

– July 14, 2017

The American Revolution is still being fought, and the Washington-based administrative state is the biggest enemy.

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